Ebony Reed

Ebony Reed

Journalism Futures Lab

  Director of Innovation and the RJI Futures Lab
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Associate Professor
  Missouri School of Journalism


Contact

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Telephone: 573-882-2922

Account Details

Member ID: 4030

Group Title: Editors

Join Date: April 18, 2017

Activity

Last Visit: November 2, 2018

Last Activity: November 2, 2018

Total Entries: 7

Technical

Timezone: UM6

Downloads

You haven't downloaded anything yet!

About Ebony Reed

Ebony Reed is the director of innovation and the RJI Futures Lab, which is comprised of a team of digital experts who partner with news companies to create programs, prototypes and tools to help journalists. The team has a strong concentration on visual projects, data/development/coding and video operations. The lab’s web series – Innovation in Focus, which launched in January 2018 was a 2018 Editor & Publisher EPPY award finalist in the innovation category.

Reed is also an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. She teaches in-person and online classes in media sales and media management. She also coordinates the RJI Student Competition, which brings together journalism, engineering and business students to build prototypes to test technology and solve problems in journalism.

Reed has worked for both the business and editorial sides of journalism. She came to RJI from the Boston Business Journal, where she was executive advertising director.
She spent more than six years with The Associated Press, first as an assistant bureau chief, and later as director of business development for U.S. local markets. As director, she worked with AP directors across the country to find digital and commercial opportunities for the AP.

Prior to moving to the business side of journalism she held editing and reporting roles at The Detroit News and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. In 2015, Reed received 40 Under 40 honors from the Boston Business Journal, which recognized her as a top business leader under 40. She received an NAACP Image Award in 2013 for her work in the community, success in journalism and commitment to diversity.

She has served on the boards of Boston Children’s Museum, the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Columbia Missourian newspaper in Columbia, Mo.

Reed received a master’s degree in media management and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism.

As director of innovation and the RJI Futures Lab, Ebony Reed collaborates with RJI staff and the Missouri School of Journalism to research and test new platforms for journalism.


Stories about Ebony Reed

    This user has no published projects.